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Table 1 Variables and scoring system used to construct the infant and child feeding index (CS-ICFI)

From: A summary index of infant and child feeding practices is associated with child growth in urban Shanghai

  scores
Variables Visit 1 (6-month-old) Visit 2 (12-month-old) Visit 3 (18-month-old)
Breastfeeding Yes = +2 Yes = +1 Yes = 0
  No = 0 No = 0 No = 0
Food consistency a Liquid = 0 Gruel-like = 0 Gruel-like = 0
  Gruel-like = +1 Semi-solid = +1 Semi-solid = +1
  Semi-solid = +2 Solid = +2 Solid = +2
Feeding frequency (past 24-h) b No = 0 0-2 times =0 0-2 times =0
  1 times = +1 3-4 times or 9 times = +1 3-4 times = +1
  2 times = +2 5-8 times = +2 9 times = +2
    5-8 times = +3
Food group frequency score (FGFS) (past 7-d) FGFS 0 ~ 3 = 0 FGFS 0 ~ 5 = 0 FGFS 0 ~ 7 = 0
  FGFS 4 ~ 9 = +1 FGFS 6 ~ 9 = +1 FGFS 8 ~ 11 = +1
  FGFS 10 ~ 16 = +2 FGFS 10 ~ 12 = +2 FGFS 12 ~ 14 = +2
   FGFS 13 ~ 16 = +3 FGFS 15 ~ 16 = +3
Dietary diversity score(DDS) (past 7-d) DDS 0 ~ 2 = 0 DDS 0 ~ 3 = 0 DDS 0 ~ 4 = 0
  DDS 3 ~ 4 = +1 DDS 4 ~ 6 = +1 DDS 5 ~ 7 = +1
  DDS 5 ~ 8 = +2 DDS 7 ~ 8 = +2 DDS 8 = +2
Total score 10 points 10 points 10 points
  1. aFood consistency was the highest consistency of complementary food.
  2. bFor Visit 1, feeding frequency of breastfeeding and formula-feeding was excluded; for Visits 2 and 3, the times of taking all food groups consumed above 10 g were counted.